stock option

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stock option

n. the right to purchase stock in the future at a price set at the time the option is granted (by sale or as compensation by the corporation). To actually obtain the shares of stock the owner of the option must "exercise" the option by paying the agreed upon price and requesting issuance of the shares. (See: stock, share, option)

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In August 1990, the employee stock option plan {ESOP) world was shaken by what was considered to be an ill-conceived challenge by the Department of Labor (DOL) in the U.
He negotiated the management acquisition of Avis in 1986 and one year later converted Avis to the then-largest Employee Stock Option Plan (ESOP) ever established, creating what was considered an industry-wide ESOP business model.
If shares are purchased, the Company will use such shares to replace any shares issued as consideration for acquisitions and for issuance pursuant to the Company's employee stock option plan, stock purchase plan, or as may otherwise be determined by the Board of Directors.
Some of these schemes may include offering supposed shares of employee stock option plans.
ESOPs: Employee stock option plans (ESOPs) hold employer securities in an S corporation and claim eligibility for the delayed effective date of Sec.
After lunch, Georges Bostick from Sutherland in Washington and Daniel Bernbeck from Towers Perrin in Frankfurt discussed cross-border income tax issues arising from employee stock option plans, with Mr.
Finally, the bill would require a Commerce Department study on the impact of broad-based employee stock option plans on expanding corporate ownership, recruiting skilled workers, stimulating research and innovation, and growth in the U.

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